Neighborhood disputes are typically civil in nature. Examples of neighborhood disputes could be disagreements over tree limbs; fence repair, replacement or placement; loud music; pets; and unsupervised children.
Resolving disputes can be stressful and communication can be difficult at times. Some tips for resolving neighborhood disputes are below.
Checklist for Neighborhood Disputes
- Allow for a cooldown period for both parties, then approach the neighbor in a non-aggressive manner.
- If verbal communication does not work, send a certified letter addressing the situation and suggest how to resolve the matter.
- If problem continues, seek help from the Homeowner Association, if available.
- If the situation escalates, call the police. The non-emergency number for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is (904) 630-0500.
- If the problem persists, discuss it with the State Attorney’s Office to determine whether the conduct constitutes a criminal act.
The City’s Code Enforcement Department deals with complaints such as:
- Overgrown weeds
- Unsafe structures
- Nuisance lots
- Abandoned vehicles and homes
- Residential concerns
- Commercial concerns
For more detailed information visit coj.net or call (904) 630-2489.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
501 East Bay Street
Jacksonville Code Enforcement
407 N. Laura St., 2nd Floor, Ste 200